Preschool Books About Firefighters
Anyway, this is an enjoyable book, with a lower word count and better artwork than the earlier Averill offerings. Demarest Illustrated by Chris L. Demarest Little Simon, A pop-up book The firefighters are first seen sitting around, waiting, until the alarm bell rings -- then they don their gear, and off they go to save the day! Dot rides alongside, wearing her very own fire helmet, and even saves a kitten from the fire. Although the text doesn't mention it, the fire crew is an admirably diverse group, balanced by gender and ethnicity, and as they race off to save the day, women do as much hard work as men Desmini's angular artwork is colorful and bright, and has an "outsider" folk-art feel though not so much as to detract from the story A nice addition to any fire truck-lovin' little one's library.
The artwork is round, expressive and highly stylized, the text is declarative and simple; each keeps the action going. The one thing that's odd about this book is that the pictures are framed in a strange way -- although we understand what is going on, we rarely see the whole picture i.
Bill the Firefighter
Instead, the action is framed much closer, in an almost cinematic, handheld camera kind of way. Regardless, it's a fun book, ideal for the hook-and-ladder set.
This is one of those odd children's books where the author seems to have made an attempt to rhyme, but didn't stick with it, so the tone of the writing is wildly uneven and difficult to get into. An early page reads: On go boots and coat and hat.
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Which is fine, except that the rest of the text doesn't continue on in this rhyming scheme, choosing instead to sort-of rhyme at times, and then, when the rhyme gets lost, to rely on the catch phrase, "firefighters to the rescue! I honestly don't understand why so many writers do this -- don't they know how hard it is to read their books read aloud, when they tug readers in so many directions?
I wanted to like this book more that I did, but it just turned out to be too clumsy to read well. Nana wants to play dress-up and give Ruthie her old dolls, and do arts-and-crafts projects, but Ruthie keeps trying to hook up with the kid next door, a boy who has toy trucks and trains and motorcycles to play with. It takes several days for Nana to catch on, and though her feelings are a little hurt at first, she finally takes Ruthie over for a playdate, where all three of them have a great time playing with all those great toys that have wheels.
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This book certainly wears its message on its sleeve, but still a nice story. The ending, where Nana gets into their playtime, is cool, and the day-by-day, step-by-step structure helps build the narrative. As an early childhood trainer, I have spoken to thousands of teachers in person at popular early childhood conferences such as Frog Street Splash, I Teach K! My work has been featured in Scholastic Teacher magazine and on popular websites like BuzzFeed.
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